Behind the Bottle
A Q&A with the insiders behind your favorite brands.
Purlisse, translated from the French words for pure, "pur" and smooth, "lisse," elevates the modern standards for beauty and skin transformation. With a unique approach to age-prevention, Purlisse marries time-tested ancient Chinese beauty wisdom with the latest advances in French dermatological technology.
1). How did you get started in this industry?
I started loving the beauty industry when I was 5 yrs old, watching my mother and grandmother transform themselves through their beauty regimens. Then, while working as an actress, my skin became very sensitive, from the heavy makeup and lighting, and I couldn't find any skincare products to soothe and heal this new condition. During this distressful time, I made the decision to create Purlisse, a cosmeceutical solution for sensitive skin inspired by my grandmother's Asian beauty wisdom and advance skin science.
2). What is your star product or biggest breakthrough?
Surviving the economic downturn and emerging with re-branded Purlisse for today's beauty consumer.
3). Who/What inspires you?
The people who inspire me, are strong, intelligent, passionate, determined women. My mother's probably the best specific example. And, I'm also inspired everyday by traveling, nature, colors, texture, architecture and design.
4). Be honest, what beauty products do you use regularly other than your own?
Astara Golden Flame Mask
Astara Daily Refining Scrub
Caudalie Vinosource Nourishing Concentrate
5). Imagine the future of the beauty industry and give us your prediction of what's to come.
I know consumers are smarter, savvier and demand value and quality, and their shopping habits and expectations are changing accordingly. I predict more and more consumers will be using social networks/social commerce avenues, like Facebook, where real people make real recommendations. And I hope, this will force beauty companies to be ever more transparent and communicative. But, most significantly, I predict that consumers will increasingly pursue "attainable luxury;" and demand higher standards for the science and ingredients of their beauty products, rather than the advertising and marketing campaigns.
6). Give our customers a beauty insider tip:
Surround yourself with fun, amusing, humorous friends and laugh a lot-this is GREAT for your skin!
6.5). In 140 characters or less, give us a beauty tip to Tweet and tell us where to follow you.
Mix a dab of Pur Moist
into your foundation for hydration and a smoother application.
7). Extra Credit: Write personal reviews for some of the individual products in your line.
Pur Youth Preserve: This is my go to serum that does it all-prevents fine lines and wrinkles, provides nutrition to my skin, boosts moisture and looks great under makeup.
Pur Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum: I love this hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum. Instead Neem, Prune, Licorice and Vitamin C extracts safely brighten and even out skin tone. I use this up to 3 times a week and see a visible difference after 2 weeks!
Pur Protect SPF 30: This is a lightweight, moisturizer with SPF 30. It's perfect incidental sun exposure and for under makeup wear as this leaves no white tint. And it's hydrating, non-greasy and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.